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by | Feb 17, 2022

NBA superteams have had a rough couple of weeks. James Harden, high-scoring guard for the Brooklyn Nets, got his reported wish and was offloaded to the Philadelphia 76ers and away from the basketball eminences surrounding him in Brooklyn — Kyrie…

by | Jan 2, 2022

I guess I’ll start off 2022 by assuming the role of Grumpy Old Man. But after enduring the binge of college football bowls over the past week while recovering from COVID, I have thoughts. And they aren’t very pleasant. Regular…

by | Dec 2, 2021

Overcoming my hard-earned animus towards the network, I muted the commercials and watched chunks of the ACC-Big 10 challenge on ESPN and its sister networks this past week. I trust basketball fans will understand why this long-suffering Purdue alum permitted…

by | Nov 30, 2021

We can all agree that USA Today is essentially America’s lowest common denominator newspaper, can we not? It isn’t that USA Today is completely fake news. It’s more like no news at all, or at least very little. And it’s…

by | Jun 29, 2021

Thanks to left-wing, racialist politics on the court as well as the three-point shot and the desultory game that has resulted from it, I long ago abandoned the NBA. Too bad. It provided some fine sports moments in the past….

by | Nov 13, 2020

ESPN honored a Stalin Peace Prize winner on Monday Night Football this week. This non sequitur preceded something that did follow as the network learned that its broadcast of the last-second, come-from-behind victory of the New England Patriots over the…

by | Jul 10, 2020

On Monday, Colin Kaepernick announced that he has signed a deal with Disney to create a new documentary series to be produced by ESPN Films. The series will chronicle Kaepernick’s journey from 49ers quarterback to social justice activist. The endeavor…

by | Jan 6, 2018

There’s a breed of economist who constantly predicts recessions and depressions. When a severe economic downturn eventually occurs, as it inevitably will, he expects you will reward the great foresight with a financial newsletter subscription, ignoring all the times the…

by | Dec 7, 2017

Anti-congratulations to Roger Goodell and the NFL for the dubious honor of being 2017’s spoilsports of the year for unnecessarily injecting partisan politics and political correctness into sports. This is the second year in a row the NFL landed in…

by | Dec 1, 2017

On Wednesday, sports network ESPN announced it was laying off employees effective immediately. The long-expected announcement follows a similar purging of 100 employees back in April. At present ESPN has about 87 million subscribers, a big drop from 2010 when it had…

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